Founded in 2004, the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) is a global forum for South-South dialogue on innovative development policies. The Centre is guided by a partnership agreement between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Brazil, represented by the Ministry of Economy and the Brazilian Institute for Applied Economic Research (Ipea).
The IPC-IG's mission is to promote policy dialogue and facilitate learning between developing countries around social policies for inclusive growth. The approaches carried out by the Centre revolve around three pillars: knowledge production (carrying out research such as policy analysis and evaluations), knowledge-sharing (facilitating the exchange of innovative experiences among countries of the South), and capacity-strengthening & advisory services (promoting the collaborative construction of capacity-building activities among countries of the South).
The Centre has been providing services and tools to strengthen institutional capacities of governments of the South, which includes working with issues of social protection, as well as the monitoring and evaluation of public policies.